The second edition of "Management Strategies in Athletic Training" by Dr. R. Richard Ray Jr., who is head athletic trainer and an associate professor of kinesiology at Hope College, has been published by Human Kinetics of Champaign, Ill.
"Management Strategies in Athletic Training" covers the principles of organization and administration as they apply to the many different employment settings in athletic training.
The 320-page book includes chapters on the theory of athletic training management, program management, human resource management, financial resource management, facility design and planning, information management, athletic injury insurance, and legal and ethical considerations in sports medicine. "Management Strategies in Athletic Training" also presents examples and case studies to help athletic trainers see how administrative principles can help solve real-life problems.
In addition, the book contains student objectives, chapter summaries, author and subject indexes, a running glossary and an annotated bibliography. It also has sample forms, checklists and itineraries that students and practitioners can adapt to their own work situations.
Supplementary materials that are available separately from Human Kinetics include an "Instructor Guide and Test Bank," and a CD-ROM-based "Graphics Package."
Ray has directed Hope College's sports medicine program since 1982. Other books that he has edited or written include "Counseling in Sports Medicine" (1999) and "Case Studies in Athletic Training Administration" (1995), also published by Human Kinetics. He has also written numerous articles in scientific publications and has presented papers at several professional conferences, including the annual clinical symposia of both the Japan Athletic Trainers Organization in Tokyo and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association in Niagara Falls, both in May of 2000.
He is editor of "Athletic Therapy Today" and has served as associate editor of the "Journal of Athletic Training." He was co-chair of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Education Task Force and is a member and former president of both the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association and the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS).
Ray was named to the MATS Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the MATS Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 1995. In 1993, he was named to the Educational Advisory Board of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute.
He received a BSEd from the University of Michigan in 1979, a master's in physical education from Western Michigan University in 1980 and an EdD in educational leadership from Western Michigan University in 1990.